Monthly Archives: January 2011

How to switch between your recently used apps on Android

This week’s tips series is all about Android, highlighting some the operating system’s built-in utilities, and better ways of getting stuff done. For other technology tips, check our Tips index. Android is inherently capable of multitasking, and has a sophisticated … Continue reading

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How to Survive a 1,000-Foot Fall [Luck]

British climber Adam Potter fell 1,000 feet down the side of a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. A helicopter crew found him half an hour later, standing on his feet reading a map. How did he survive? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/g59m629h9PI/how-to-survive-a-1000+foot-fall … Continue reading

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InterfaceLift for webOS makes finding awesome wallpapers easy

If you own a Palm Pre or Pixi and you like to change your wallpaper on a regular basis, InterfaceLift for webOS is a must-have app. It’s a slick mobile interface to the uber-popular eye candy site InterfaceLift.com, which boasts … Continue reading

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Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS now supports Retina Display, multitasking, better workflow

With an update to version 1.5, Photoshop Express for iOS now supports the iPhone and iPod touch’s Retina Display, and iOS 4.2′s multitasking. The app is free to download, as always. The app received a few other neat updates, too. … Continue reading

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Sound Like a Pro: Learn Proper Screw Names at a Glance [Charts]

Amateur homebuilders take note! This handy chart will have you asking for bolts, bits and screws with confidence. Of course, what you do with them after that is where things might get a bit hairy. [Bolt Depot via Boing Boing] … Continue reading

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Google purchases SayNow to bolster Voice service

Over on its website, SayNow says it’s “reinventing the phone call.” With Google doing its best to reinvent the phone carrier, the two certainly seem like a good match — which is probably why Google decided to purchase the startup. … Continue reading

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Google censors torrent, download terms from suggestions and Instant

It’s pretty common for Google to revise its suggestion blacklist, adding in new terms that the company feels shouldn’t appear. With the most recent update, you’ll no longer see terms related to downloading — terms such as torrent, RapidShare, and … Continue reading

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Google joins the privacy fray, offers up extension that blacklists tracking cookies

Hot on the heels of Mozilla’s proposed Do Not Track solution, Google has launched Keep My Opt-Outs, an extension that blocks tracking cookies from targeted advertising providers. The extension, which is simply a free download from the Chrome Web Store, … Continue reading

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iOS Safari Set to Receive Google Instant Previews Update [Google]

Google “Instant Previews,” the handy feature that allows searchers to preview their results without actually leaving Google’s search page, is nearly set to arrive on iOS’s native Safari web browser. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/UspfYWsbjJ0/ios-safari-set-to-receive-google-instant-previews-update Dale Arnold Jarrett Jimmie Kenneth Johnson Kasey … Continue reading

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LG G-Slate makes guest appearance on MysteryGuitarMan’s YouTube channel (video)

LG’s promotional strategy for the G-Slate seems to be to keep officially mum about the device, while letting random pseudo-celebrities tease it out in brief glimpses. A week ago, K-Pop artist Seungri gave us our first sighting of the dual-camera … Continue reading

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